Tag: "recover" at biology news
Brain may be less plastic than hoped
...sual cortex that corresponds to the retinal injury recover
to pre-lesional levels in the months following the...d one day show scientists how to help the brain to recover
from injuries. "In humans, studying brain reorganization is difficult. Cortical injuries are not hap...
Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems
...se in temperature from global warming, it will not recover
its previous condition simply through an equal but... like a financial market that takes much longer to recover
than to crash, an ecosystem that is perturbed into an irreversible shift (e.g., by overfishing) may ...
Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists
... in the Asian tsunami tragedy should be allowed to recover
naturally before countries launch into expensive r...o suggest that the vast majority of reefs will not recover
naturally this time. They add that Governments should be very careful not to commit funds to costly...
VaxGen and EndoBiologics form collaboration to pursue early stage research for meningitis B vaccine
...al even if treated with antibiotics. Of those who recover
from the disease, 10-20% experience permanent hearing loss, mental retardation or loss of limbs. There is no licensed vaccine that has shown protection against a wide range of Meningitis B strains. "A safe and effective Meningitis B vaccine would p...
New frontiers in molecular bioscience topic of UD symposium
...nhibit plant growth, and whether or not plants can recover
from this stress and resume growth. His studies of water stress in marine plants such as the large-celled alga Chara corallina have been applied to corn and other important agronomic crops. A prolific author, he has written more than 150 peer-review...
Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds
...ed them if they had visited a doctor, gone home to recover
or taken other actions to deal with the symptoms. If they had, it was recorded as a case of pesticide-induced illness. The survey indicated that none of the farmers who had completely planted their farms to genetically modified insect-resistant rice...
Long thought extinct, ivory-billed woodpecker rediscovered in Big Woods of Arkansas
...tive conservation. They are perfectly tailored to recover
this magnificent bird," Secretary Norton said. "Across the Nation, these programs preserve millions of acres of habitat, improve riparian habitat along thousands of miles of streams and develop conservation plans for endangered species and their hab...
Brain-injury rehabilitation depends on acetylcholine circuitry
The ability of the brain to recover
from such injury as stroke or trauma depends on a ...nding in rats could help enhance rehabilitation to recover
from such injuries by leading to the development of drugs or other treatments to enhance the "cholin...
Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer
...ed to halt RNA degradation so the scientists could recover
as much mRNA as possible for their samples. In all, the new techniques allowed the scientists to harvest up to 10,000 types of human mRNA from saliva, setting up a comparison test between cancer patients and the normal subjects based on analysis of t...
To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter
...hat cause Quinn to say that salmon have chances to recover
from years of declines "if we would only take our collective foot off their neck." "A great deal of habitat from southern British Columbia to California is no longer accessible to salmon or has been altered to their detriment," he writes in the conc...
Social stress boosts immune system's flu-fighting abilities
... social stress improved the ability in the mice to recover
from the flu. The stress apparently did so by substantially boosting the production of specialized immune cells that fought the virus. "Stressed mice had a stronger immune response and were able to fight off the infection faster," said Jacqueline Wie...
Protein protects kidneys from damage caused by chronic renal disease and injury
... time to express proteins epithelial cells need to recover
from injury." Like many significant scientific dis...ic chemicals." According to Dressler, mice usually recover
from this procedure within seven days. But 23 percent of the KCP knock-out mice died from renal fail...
Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra
...likely to take decades for the ecosystems to fully recover
from the effects of the foxes, said James Estes, adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCSC and a coauthor of the paper. "Most seabirds only have a single offspring each year, so their capacity for population increase is quite low....
Marine researchers deliver blueprint for rescuing America's troubled coral reefs
...pecies, like lobster, conch and aquarium fish will recover
and generate income in just a few years," they noted. "Longer-lived species will recover, water quality will improve and the ecosystem will be more resilient to unforeseen future threats. Ultimately, we will have increased tourism and the possibility...
NJIT researcher creates opportunities for studying chiral ionic liquids
... could be a safe and effective way to dissolve and recover
dangerous chemicals." Malhotra, who's been promoting further study of the substance, was recently named the invited chairman of an upcoming conference on green chemistry to be held in January of 2006 in New Delhi, India. The conference will includ...
Oldest fossil human protein ever sequenced
... and is one of the paper's authors. It is rare to recover
a protein of this age and remarkable to be able to determine the amino acid sequence of this protein. Protein sequences may be used in a similar way to DNA, to provide information on the genetic relationships between extinct and living species. As a...
Seekers of what is lost
...rrots speaking into shadows and from those traces recover
the lost thing that left them? And if we cannot really restore anything to what it was, what is the point of restoring it at all?" The symposium is supported by the University of Utah's Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Human...
Protein delivers selenium for normal sperm development
...selenium diet. Furthermore, the mutant mice do not recover
normal sperm production after prolonged feeding on a diet supplemented with high levels of selenium, and they remain infertile. Thus, even selenium supplements could not overcome the need for SEPP1 to facilitate normal sperm development. These findin...
New science sheds light on rebuilding fisheries
...at, making it even harder for these populations to recover
it's in fact a triple whammy." One approach cons...and a functioning marine ecosystem if we expect to recover
the huge losses have incurred by overexploitation in the past," says Rosenberg. "We have been ingeni...
Stimuli and desire linked to help stroke patients
...arm movement; 85 per cent of stroke patients never recover
movement. The control group received standard physiotherapy and occupational therapy, while the treatment group trained with the neuroprosthesis in addition to the standard therapy. "In the treatment group, we showed that after 16 weeks, we can resto...
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